Paper Mario The Origami King has been announced for the Nintendo Switch and the combat system is a massive part of that.
While attacking is a key part of the turn-based combat, blocking and defending is just as valuable.
Here's how to block, defend and take less damage in Paper Mario The Origami King.
How To Block In Paper Mario The Origami King
When playing you can lessen the damage taken or even perform a counter-attack in response.
A Superguard move may be present in the new game, that allows a player to block all damage from an opponent and execute a counter-attack. To do this, a player must press B at the exact moment an enemy's attack is about to hit.
To lessen the damage of attacks, you'll need to perform an 'Action Command' by pressing A; this requires far less timing and will weaken the damage of enemy moves rather than blocking it altogether.
It's a high risk-high reward manoeuvre and requires practice to perfect.